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Daniel Lock

Daniel Lock, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Lock
Aliases: Thurston, Daniel Lock (alias), Thurston, Daniel (alias), Daniel Lock Thurston
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Ely, Isle of, Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 423 (211)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 12th March, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

THURSTON, Daniel. Per “Anne”, 1810
1812 Nov 19 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Estramina” (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.164)
1817 Apr 3 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.106)
1820 Jun 6 - Asking for allowance for work as Clerk of Musters (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.48-50)
1821 Sep 8 - Clerk of Musters. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.65)
1821 Oct 27 - Principal clerk of the General Musters. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3211; 4/1863 p.85)
1821 Oct 29 - To be asked to find where John Murray was mustered last (Reel 6051; 4/1750 p.249)
1822 Jan 7 - Muster Clerk. Listed on Colonial Fund statement (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.81)
1822 Feb 22, Mar 22 - Of Cumberland Street. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.77)
1822 Jun 11 - Re stationery required for musters (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.120)
1823 Jan 23 - Return of pay and allowances (Reel 6057; 4/1766 p.5a)
1824 Mar 1 - His former servant returned to the Barracks (Reel 6060; 4/1776 p.28)
1824 Mar 10 - Of Cumberland Street. Re assigned convict (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.472)
1824 Sep 24 - Of Parramatta. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.48)
1825 Oct 21 - Of Parramatta; former Principal Muster Clerk. Memorial for land in lieu of official appointment (Fiche 3158; 4/1844B No.798 pp.947-52)
1825 Nov 24 - Re his being unfit for duties as Principal Muster Clerk (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.35)

Absconded Prisoners.
Also, the following Prisoners from Newcastle;
Dan. Thurston
Sydney Gazette, 24 July 1813.

WORSHIP STREET.—On Monday John Lock. Thurston, Wm. Lock Thurston, and_Daniel Lock Thurston, three brothers, apprehended by Vickery and Bishop, the Officers, were re-examined before Mr. MOSER and Sir W. PARSONS, On several charges of horse-stealing, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge. The only witnesses then examined were, Mr. Hill, the keeper of the Goat Inn, Forty Hill, Enfield, and Jasper Jones, his hostler; they spoke to the three Prisoners coming to the Inn on the morning of the 28th of.November last, before seven o’Clock, with four horses,  which were very dirty, and appeared to have been rode some distance, as one of them in particular was much fatigued and was obliged to be led. The Prisoners, when asked if they wished to , any questions to the witnesses, or give or give any account of the horses, very openly acknowledged that they were the three men who were at the said Goat as described, and said they could account very well their possession of the horses; but would decline it at present, as the Magistrates had intimated their determination to commit them for trial. As all the other witnesses had been present, and given their evidence, on a former examination, and were bound over to prosecute, Mr. Hill and Mr. Jones, entered into a similar recognizance, and the Prisoners were fully committed to take their trial at the next Spring Assizes, to be holden for the Isle of Ely, or the separate charges of Mr. Thomas Granger, Mr Edward Granger, Mr. Goodlife, and Mr.Read, all of the Isle of Ely, who have, by the exertions of Vickery and Bishop, each recovered his horse: The Prisoners were remanded to the House of Correction, for further examination as it is supposed several other charges will be brought forward. They are very decent young men, and the oldest does not appear to be more to be more than 28 years of age.
Sun (London) 14 Dec 1808.


At Ely Assizes John Lock Thurston, W. Lock Thurston, and Daniel Lock Thurston, pleaded guilty to the several indictments found against them, for horse-stealing and burglary, and received sentence death. account the very good character given to William, a gentleman in whose service had lived up to Michaelmas last, his sentence was commuted before the Judge the Judge left the town for transportation for life. The two others were left for execution Thursday.
Stamford Mercury, 10 March 1809.  & Bury and Norwich Post, 8 March 1809.
John Lock Thurston and Daniel Lock Thurston, the two horse-stealers convicted at Ely Assizes, will be executed on Thursday next.
Bury and Norwich Post, 22 March 1809.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 12th March, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Thurston, Daniel Lock (alias) (prev. Thurston, Daniel Lock (Alias)), alias2: Thurston, Daniel (alias) (prev. Thurston, Daniel (Alias)), alias3: Daniel Lock Thurston, gender: m, crime

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